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President of the Nigeria Football Federation(NFF) Amaju Pinnick has defended their choice of a foreign coach for the Super Eagles, adding that they are looking at bringing a top coach to manage the national team.

Stephen Keshi was sacked last week, and the NFF brought in Amodu Shaibu on an interim basis to manage the Super Eagles.

However, the long term plan by the NFF is to hire a foreign coach to manage the Super Eagles.

“We are not going for low quality coach this time around. We are shopping for a sound coach who will present before us a comprehensive programme of how he intends to turn around the Super Eagles as well as the Nigerian league," Pinnick said in a radio programme monitored in Abuja.

"Our choice of a foreign coach would be one who will be ready to look into the league, travel to Warri to watch Warri Wolves, to Lafia to watch Nasarawa United etc.

“Any experienced foreign coach will certainly value his name more than the money he is to earn. He will invite and pick the best of players and that is what we are going to give Nigerians with the coming of a new foreign coach in our mind”.

Pinnick also pointed to the fact the foreign coach would help to groom local coaches who will take over from him.

"‘’By the time he is through with his assignment a lot of Nigerian coaches would have learnt a lot from him and ready to succeed him," he added.